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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

J.F. Smith House

 
 
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By Jim Evans, November 10, 2019
1. J.F. Smith House Marker
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Designed by Nathaniel Tobey, Jr., and built in 1884 for the family of John Francis Smith, this house is an excellent example of Italianate architecture. Prominent features of the house include paired brackets, a bay window, balcony, and hood moldings over large windows. Smith, who founded the J. S. Smith & Bro. Hardware Company on The Strand, probably ordered much of the woodwork, including doors and windows, from supply catalogs.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7186.)
 
Location. 29° 18.002′ N, 94° 47.481′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Broadway 0.1 miles east of 23rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2217 Broadway, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ashton Villa, 1859 (about 500 feet away); The Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion
J.F. Smith House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 10, 2019
2. J.F. Smith House and Marker
(about 600 feet away); Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue (about 600 feet away); The Rosenberg Library (about 600 feet away); The Galveston Movement (about 600 feet away); Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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